Marathoning for Mortals

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Rodale, May 2, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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Once considered a feat for superhuman athletes, the marathon is now within every mortal's grasp. Former couch potato John Bingham has joined forces with coach Jenny Hadfield to create a winning plan that works for every mortal--even you.

In Marathoning for Mortals, you'll find the courage to train, the willpower to persevere, and the tenacity to finish one mile after another. John and Jenny stick with you every step of the way, from your first insecure thoughts to your last-minute jitters to your supreme joy at the finish line. In Marathoning for Mortals, you'll find:

8 training programs to run, run-walk, walk-run, or walk the half-marathon and marathon

The advice you need to physically, mentally, and spiritually reach your dreams

Tips to help you customize your training, buy the right shoes and apparel, and eat the best foods

Guidance for common motivational, physical, and emotional roadblocks

Join John and Jenny on an amazing transformative journey where the finish line is just the beginning.

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Very easy to read and great advice. - Goodreads
The main premise of this book is to run for fun. - Goodreads
Advice. Wisdom from two seasoned runners. - Goodreads
Lots of good advice, stories and funny bits. - Goodreads
... good all round advice and training plans. - Goodreads

Review: Marathoning for Mortals: A Regular Person's Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Half-Marathon or Marathon

User Review  - Cindimsu92 - Goodreads

Great advice if you are thinking of a half or full marathon! Read full review

Review: Marathoning for Mortals: A Regular Person's Guide to the Joy of Running or Walking a Half-Marathon or Marathon

User Review  - Karren Bennett - Goodreads

John Bingham's books are an incredible resource for runners. In this book John teams with Jenny Hadfield to provide expert advice on all aspects of marathon running. This book is ideal for beginners and advanced marathoners and comes highly recommended. Read full review

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Deciding to Train
Getting to Know You
You Gotta Have Heart
The Toolbox
CrossTraining 1 27
Gear 1 55
Game Face
Race Preparation 1 87
Its All About the Medal 1 99
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About the author (2003)

John "the Penguin" Bingham writes a monthly column for Runner's World magazine and teaches the basics of running to adult-onset athletes at his popular Penguin Flight Schools. He is also the author of The Courage to Start: A Guide to Running for Your Life and No Need for Speed: A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running.

Jenny Hadfield, M.A., C.P.T., is a fitness expert who has trained thousands of walkers, run-walkers, and runners of all levels. Her gentle yet uncompromising approach to training combined with her unique insights into the human body and mind will help you discover your inner long-distance athlete. She has qualified for the Boston Marathon and competed in three Eco-Challenges.

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